Scriven Arts Colony Presents Silent Movies
On Friday, August 14 at 7 p.m., pianist Jeff Rapsis will play a live
soundtrack to two silent films, both Buster Keaton
classics--Sherlock Jr. (1924; 40 minutes) and Steamboat Bill Jr.
(1928; 70 minutes)--at the Scriven Arts Colony in Gilmanton, NH.
Rapsis is co-founder and associate publisher of The Hippo, New
Hampshire’s weekly journal covering the arts, entertainment, food,
culture, and lifestyle. .
The Scriven Arts Colony was launched in 2015 to host sporadic
cultural events in a circa 1790 barn in Gilmanton, New Hampshire.
The Colony is located at 452 NH Route 140 in Gilmanton. It is named
in honor of Jane Scriven Cumming (1904-1998), a publicist, interior
decorator, and bon vivant best remembered as the author of the 1993
classic, Gilmanton Summers, still in print and available through The
Gilmanton Historical Society. The Colony is the brainchild of Jane’s
grandson, Bill Donahue, a Gilmanton journalist who has written for
The New York Times Magazine, among other publications.
Gilmanton Old Home Day Art Show Again To Feature Local
Gilmanton Old Home Day has something for everyone. There is the
children’s activities including a puppet show with Lindsay and her
Puppet Pals, tables for local community groups and craftspeople,
antique car show, live music with the Parker Hill Road Band and the
highlight is the Bean Hole Dinner and don’t forget those pies. Old
Home Day is on Saturday the 15th of August
The Art Show has been a feature of the event and has grown over the
years. Last year the show featured 22 artists and over 60 works from
paintings, multi-media, photography, and sculpture. The majority of
visitors viewed the show and were very impressed by the talent we
are fortunate to have in Gilmanton and the surrounding communities.
In addition to first and second prize awards the ‘peoples’ choice’
award is chosen by the viewers themselves, kids included, who last
year favored a photo of a hawk. The art show is set-up gallery style
in the undercroft of the Church, the location allows for a quiet
time from the multiple outdoor Old Home Day activities happening on
the beautiful Smith Meeting House grounds.
Registration is open to all and we encourage you to
join the show with your work by contacting Betty Mitchell-
[email protected] or 387-1807.
Registration closes Wednesday August 12th.